Industry-Academic Research Cooperatives

The over-arching goal of our research cooperatives is to leverage the experience and specific environmental concerns of mining companies in collaborative research to improve reclamation and environmental monitoring technology on active mining properties. In these industry-academic partnerships, UArizona researchers and mines work together for a minimum of three years. Research cooperatives are comprised of a minimum of three industry partners who share research results, evaluate the application to management practices, and determine future research directions.

Each industry-academic research cooperative is focused on a specific research topic. Research topics are defined by a Scope of Work that defines the research objectives of the specific cooperative. Active research cooperatives are fully funded by industry members who meet annually to discuss and guide the research. Under development research cooperatives are funded by university exploratory research funding and are actively recruiting industry members to join as funding partners to transfer research expertise to industry sites.



Photo of scientist using 1 meter quad and tape measure to assess revegetation on a waste rock slope.

Under Development

Fugitive Dust Emissions

Photo of dust cloud forming over mine tailings.

Erosion Mitigation

Photo showing detention basin at the base of an experimental plot.